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James Kai Yu Lau, Ayman Kaheel, Motaz El Saban, Mohamed Shawky, Monica Gonzalez, Ahmed El Baz, Tamer Deif, Alaa Abdel Hakim Aly: Using facial data for device authentication or subject identification. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Bryan Webster, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, July 14, 2015: US09082235 (21 worldwide citation)

Exemplary methods, apparatus, and systems are disclosed for authenticating a user to computing device. In one exemplary embodiment, an indication of a request by a user to unlock a mobile device in a locked state is received. One or more images of the face of the user are captured. Facial components ...


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Pushmeet Kohli, Jamie Shotton, Motaz el Saban: Synthesizing training samples for object recognition. Microsoft Corporation, Steve Wight, Pablo Tapia, Micky Minhas, December 2, 2014: US08903167 (8 worldwide citation)

An enhanced training sample set containing new synthesized training images that are artificially generated from an original training sample set is provided to satisfactorily increase the accuracy of an object recognition system. The original sample set is artificially augmented by introducing one or ...


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Motaz El Saban, Ayman Kaheel, Mohamed Shawky, James Kai Yu Lau: Modifying video regions using mobile device input. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Bryan Webster, Kate Drakos, Micky Minhas, October 6, 2015: US09153031 (3 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for modifying video based on user input and or face detection data received with a mobile device to generate foreground regions (e.g., to separate a user image from background in the video). According to one disclosed embodiment, a method comprises receiving user ...


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James Kai Yu Lau, Ayman Kaheel, Motaz El Saban, Mohamed Shawky, Monica Gonzalez, Ahmed El Baz, Tamer Deif, Alaa Abdel Hakim Aly: Using facial data for device authentication or subject identification. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Klarquist Sparkman, May 16, 2017: US09652663 (1 worldwide citation)

Exemplary methods, apparatus, and systems are disclosed for authenticating a user to computing device. In one exemplary embodiment, an indication of a request by a user to unlock a mobile device in a locked state is received. One or more images of the face of the user are captured. Facial components ...


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Ayman Kaheel, Motaz El Saban, Mahmoud Refaat, Ahmed El Arabawy, Mostafa El Baradei: Using accelerometer information for determining orientation of pictures and video images. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, September 1, 2015: US09124804

A computing device, such as a mobile device, can capture pictures or video images using a digital camera and obtain associated orientation information using an accelerometer. The orientation information can be used to adjust one or more of the captured pictures or video images to compensate for rota ...


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Walid Magdy, Motaz El Saban: Using an ID domain to improve searching. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 6, 2012: US08131720

Methods which use an ID domain to improve searching are described. An embodiment describes an index phase in which an image of a document is converted into the ID domain. This is achieved by dividing the text in the image into elements and mapping each element to an identifier. Similar elements are ...


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Ayman Kaheel, Motaz El Saban, Mahmoud Refaat, Ahmed El Arabawy, Mostafa Baradei: Using accelerometer information for determining orientation of pictures and video images. Microsoft Corporation, September 22, 2011: US20110228112-A1

A computing device, such as a mobile device, can capture pictures or video images using a digital camera and obtain associated orientation information using an accelerometer. The orientation information can be used to adjust one or more of the captured pictures or video images to compensate for rota ...


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Walid Magdy, Motaz El Saban: Using an ID Domain to Improve Searching. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes Pllc, January 28, 2010: US20100023497-A1

Methods which use an ID domain to improve searching are described. An embodiment describes an index phase in which an image of a document is converted into the ID domain. This is achieved by dividing the text in the image into elements and mapping each element to an identifier. Similar elements are ...


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Walid Magdy, Motaz El Saban: Personalized Event Notification Using Real-Time Video Analysis. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes Pllc, October 1, 2009: US20090249387-A1

A system and methods for personalized event notification using real-time video analysis are described. In an embodiment, a live video feed is automatically monitored and characteristics of the video feed are analyzed against criteria which relate to an event which has been identified by a user. The ...


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Walid Magdy, Motaz El Saban: Using an ID Domain to Improve Searching. Microsoft Corporation, March 29, 2012: US20120078910-A1

Methods which use an ID domain to improve searching are described. An embodiment describes an index phase in which an image of a document is converted into the ID domain. This is achieved by dividing the text in the image into elements and mapping each element to an identifier. Similar elements are ...